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Jean Hay Bright on Social Security

 


Opposes privatizing Social Security

Jean Hay Bright responds that she Strongly Opposes the statement "Privatize Social Security"
Source: Response by the candidate to VoteMatch questionnaire Dec 14, 2005

"Promote the General Welfare" is our founding principle

Remember that phrase [from the Preamble to the Constitution], "Promote the General Welfare." Anyone trying to "kill the welfare state" in this country is trying to kill one of the very basic founding principles of this great nation.

I agree that Social Security is not in crisis. And I agree with the idea of raising the cap on the wages that now pay into Social Security to help balance the books decades into the future.

Source: Speech to Senior Citizen Center - Bangor, Maine Feb 22, 2005

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